How Do I Add Additional Fees for a Pet to My Airbnb Listing?

If you want to charge an Airbnb guest a pet fee, you must rely on unconventional methods to set your prices. You have the option to add extra charges after your guest completes their booking transaction. If you have any technical issues with your listing, contact a customer service agent for assistance.

A pet-friendly Airbnb home can be convenient for guests who travel with their furry friends. However, housing cats and dogs can have disastrous results, and you will be responsible as the host. Fortunately, charging expenses ensures that your property is financially protected should damage occur.

Since hosts aren't offered an integrated option for adding Airbnb pet fees, your best alternative is to follow resourceful instructions to incorporate a custom price. Read further to find out how to add extra costs, depending on how many pets accompany your guest.

How the Process Works

While Airbnb doesn't charge a pet fee, hosts can include such information in their listing description. Expenses cover cleaning tasks, such as vacuuming pet hair, picking up waste and wiping stains. The average price range is $5-$100, but it can increase according to additional services. For severe damage, you can obtain insurance of up to $1 million, covering your valuable possessions and amenities.

You can adjust your fee amount after your guest books their reservation. Not only is it included in your nightly price, but it's also distributed equally throughout a guest's stay. While calculating Airbnb pet expenses, additional charges are included in the total price at checkout as a separate, but unlabeled fee.

Regarding reimbursements, you can include a 72-hour grace period, which allows your guest time to make a payment. If they refuse to pay the total amount or fail to respond, you'll have the opportunity to involve the Airbnb Support Team. If you note your intention to contact the team in your request, you must initiate communication within 30 days.

Remember that guests can only see the charges after booking their reservation. Therefore, it would be best to write a brief disclaimer to avoid catching pet owners off-guard and other potential issues. You can save yourself the trouble of offering an explanation for the sudden cost. On the other hand, you can guarantee that you'll receive compensation.

How to Add Pet Fees to an Airbnb Listing:

There are three ways you can incorporate additional charges in your listing:

Desktop PC:

1. View Listings and choose a current list item.

2. Click Pricing and Availability, and then Fees.

3. Select Edit (You can find the selection next to Extra Guest Fee).

4. Enter a custom price amount (The charge per extra guest contributes to the subtotal).

5. Click Save and return to the main page.

Mobile App

1. Tap Your Profile Icon and switch your host account.

2. Choose Listings, and select an existing list item (You can find this feature in your menu).

3. Click Booking settings and choose your price.

4. Select Additional Charges to add a custom amount.

5. Tap Edit (This option is next to Extra Guest Fee).

6. Enter the amount per extra guest, and tap Save.

Safari Browser

1. Go to your Listings and select your preferred list item.

2. Tap Pricing and Availability, then tap Fees.

3. Choose Edit (You can access the option next to Extra Guest Fee).

4. Enter your chosen price amount.

5. Save

Contacting Airbnb

Contact a representative via phone if you experience technical problems while adding Airbnb pet fees. However, you may have to wait 17-39 minutes for an agent to handle your situation, mainly depending on the day and time. If you prefer a faster response, a live chat option is available.

Regarding advanced Airbnb issues, you can visit the GetHuman contact form to initiate an inquiry. Remember to provide specific details of your case for a practical solution.

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